Unit: "Chew on This" by Eric Schlosser & Charles Wilson

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Unit Description

Using Guided reading and transitioning into independent practice, student will use this book to help them better understand how to use various reading skills in nonfiction text.

Lessons

Intro. to Non-fiction Resources: 5

Students will be able to describe what makes a non-fiction text.

1,611
Text Features Resources: 3

Students will be able to identify text features in non-fiction texts and be able to describe how they inform the reader.

2,842
Asking Questions Before Reading KWL I Resources: 2

Students will be able to ask questions about the text, list what the know about the topic before they start reading and state why this is important.

887
Supporting Answers to Questions KWL II Resources: 3

Students will be able to answer their questions about a text and provide evidence for those answers.

807
Distinguish Fact vs. Opinion. Resources: 8

Students will be able to identify and note the differences between a fact statement and an opinion statement.

5,461
Identify Cause-and-Effect Relationships Resources: 5

Students will be able to identify the cause and effect relationships described in non-fiction texts

4,041
Author's Purpose - To Inform Resources: 4

Students will be able to describe the author's purpose based on evidence in the text.

1,593
Interpret Information in Graphic Representations Resources: 5

Students will be able to to build and interpret information in graphic representations of data.

3,884
Locate Specific Information from Text Resources: 4

Students will be able to locate specific information within a given text using the index, table of contents for reading topic and/or conclusion sentences.

2,082
Following and Interpreting Multi-step Directional Texts Resources: 2

Students will be able to follow, interpret, and build multi-step directional texts.

3,496
Main Idea Resources: 2

Students will be able to analyze details in the text to synthesize a main idea for a paragraph, chapter, or book.

906
Asking Questions Before Reading II Resources: 1

Students will be able to ask questions about the text, list what they know about the topic before they start reading and state why this is important.

534
Supporting Answers with Evidence II Resources: 2

Students will be able to answer their questions about a text and provide evidence for those answers.

672
Author's Purpose II Resources: 3

Students will be able to articulate the author's purpose in a non-fiction text and provide evidence for why the author is writing the text.

843
Presentation Project

Students will be able to design an anti-fast food campaign/presentation for other students in the school. They will use information and reading strategies learned from the "Chew On This" unit.

623

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